Easiest-ever pancakes

Easiest-ever pancakes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

12 pancakes
This simple batter, based on equal volumes of eggs, milk and flour, produces thick pancakes, ready for your favourite fillings

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per pancake

  • kcal209
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.14g
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Ingredients

For the basic batter

  • 140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)
  • 4 egg (200ml/7fl oz)

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

For the pancakes

  • 50g butter, melted

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • sunflower oil, for cooking

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

Method

  1. To make the batter, tip the flour into a bowl and beat in the eggs until smooth. Gradually add the milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump-free.

  2. Now whisk in the melted butter. Place a pancake pan over a medium heat and wipe with oiled kitchen paper. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mix around the pan and pour off any excess. Cook for about 30 secs until golden, then flip over and cook on the other side. Pile the pancakes up and serve with your favourite filling.

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Comments (18)

lizleicester's picture
5

Oooh these are good. They look lovely and golden too (due to having twice as many eggs as many other recipes, I guess). Served with lemon and a bit of sugar for me and a most elaborate cream-filled, chocolate, nut and OTT filling for hubby! All happy!!

cheyennetarrant's picture

I am too a lover of pancakes but this recipe made me hate humanity

iamthebatman's picture

i like pancakes.

deeharper's picture

Try cadbury's philadelphia on your pancakes.

jul34es's picture
5

used this recipe last night,had to make 2 lots,easy recipe and went down well.

0hello's picture
5

very tasty, i like them very much
but if you wan to make less:
100g flour
1 egg
250ml milk
no butter
this makes about 5

holmfirth's picture

definatly true kicking kay, it's the dressing that makes the pancackes taste

burzulicious's picture
4

Very good! We enjoyed these with bacon and lingonberry jam... which I am realizing sounds strange outside scandinavia... but delicious nonetheless

chris_seby's picture
5

loved the taste of these pancakes with running honey

kickingkay's picture
5

I used 100g of flour, 200ml semi-skimmed milk, 3 large eggs topped up to 200ml with extra milk.
Served them with chocolate spread, strawberries and brandy squirty cream (which I bought by mistake!)
We usually have ham and cheese for main course then sweet fillings for dessert.
One user said these were bland - all pancakes are bland unless you add sugar or vanilla etc to the batter or serve them with fillings.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
4

Made these yesterday for pancake day. Very good - served them with lemon and sugar, but there were a lot of eggs in this recipe compared to other pancake recipes.

alexlindner's picture
4

Very easy and quick to make - like it!

21robins's picture

This is Brian Turner's recipe for yorkshire pudding - works well when cooked for 25min at 225 C but needs a little diluting for pancakes.

werneth's picture

I lightened the mixture by using 2/3 skimmed milk and 1/3 water.
This made the pancakes less stodgy and I cut down the amount of melted butter by a half

d2r4u6p8i0s's picture
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I found the pancakes quite bland. Sorry!

oni_xxx's picture

i will try this. and i think its easy and it looks like crepe.
you mind to give me the easiest way how to make "crepe"
thanks

mandylep's picture
3

We found these pancakes a bit stodgy and crunchy round the outsides. The batter seems a bit thick for pancakes.

mark_samantha's picture
4

i always have my pancakes with icecream, sauce and chopped nuts all rolled up together, with a final lashing of sauce over the top of all your rolled pancakes and a sprinkling on sugar.

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